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Five myths about nuclear weapons

Author: Ward Wilson
Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books, 2014. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Mariner books editionView all editions and formats
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Nuclear war would be an apocalypse. Nuclear deterrence is effective in a crisis. Nuclear weapons shock and awe opponents. Killing civilians causes leaders to back down. The bomb has kept the peace for sixty-five years. These are the things we think we know about nuclear weapons, but it turns out they are myths, myths that nonetheless still shape our nuclear policy. In Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons, Ward Wilson  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ward Wilson
ISBN: 0544103254 9780544103252 9780547857879 054785787X
OCLC Number: 823010581
Description: 187 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Myth: Nuclear weapons shock and awe opponents --
Myth: H-bomb quantum leap --
Myth: Nuclear deterrence works in a crisis --
Myth: Nuclear weapons keep us safe --
Myth: There is no alternative.
Other Titles: 5 myths about nuclear weapons
Responsibility: Ward Wilson.

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Nuclear war would be an apocalypse. Nuclear deterrence is effective in a crisis. Nuclear weapons shock and awe opponents. Killing civilians causes leaders to back down. The bomb has kept the peace for sixty-five years. These are the things we think we know about nuclear weapons, but it turns out they are myths, myths that nonetheless still shape our nuclear policy. In Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons, Ward Wilson blows the lid off the stale debate surrounding nuclear weapons, stripping away emotion and exaggeration. By drawing on new facts and historical research, Wilson methodically shatters each of these myths in turn. His conclusions will surprise you, enlighten you, and spur debates about whether nuclear weapons have any power and importance in the twenty-first century.

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